Today's News

  • City & County Meetings

    • Oak Ridge Utility District’s board of commissioners will meet in regular monthly session at 8:30 a.m. in the ORUD board room at 120 S. Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge.
    • Harriman Recreation Advisory Committee will meet at 5 p.m. in Harriman Community Center.


  • Tyler Thompson signs with Roane State

    Some kids are destined to play a certain sport. For Tyler Thompson that sport is basketball, and Thursday morning the Kingston senior signed scholarship papers with Roane State Community College.

    “I'm really excited about this opportunity,” Thompson said after signing with the Raiders. “This was kind of my goal ever since I walked into a gym.

    “I really like Roane State and how close it is to home. I like Coach (Randy) Nesbit and how he is great at player development”

  • Harriman defeats Oliver Springs Thursday

    Harriman travelled to Oliver Springs on Thursday night to take on the Bobcats at Arrowhead field in game one of the two game series. The Devils were able to pick up the win 15-3.

    Dalton Woods was the starting pitcher for Oliver Springs.

    Joe Pace led off the game for Harriman with a double. After Tucker Goldston reached, Bobby Jackson knocked in Pace for Harriman's first run. Alex Wampler walked to load the bases. Hunter Atwell walked, plating Goldston to make the score 2-0.

  • Anderson County defeats Kingston 2-1 in non-district action Thursday night

    The Anderson County Lady Mavericks scored two second inning runs and held off the Kingston Lady Jackets to post a 2-1 victory Thursday night in  non-district softball action.

    Kayla Baker ripped a two-run second inning double Anderson County for the 2-0 advantage, but held Kingston scoreless until they scored one run in the top of the sixth inning.

  • Kingston outslugs Oak Ridge 12-11

    Kingston baseball fans got their money's worth Thursday evening, as the Yellow Jackets won a slugfest with the Oak Ridge Wildcats, 12-11, on Legion Field on Southwest Point, in a game that produced 23 runs on 20 hits with 14 walks, nine strikeouts and two hit batsman.

  • Rockwood diamond teams win Thursday

    Thursday was a good day for the Rockwood softball and baseball teams, as they both posted run ruled games. The Lady Tigers defeated Oliver Springs 12-1, while the Tigers upended the Monterey Wildcats 12-2.

    Rockwood 12, Oliver Springs 1: The Lady Bobcats took a 1-0 second inning lead at Brickyard Springs on Faythe Davis' RBI double,  playing Desirea Davis.

    The Lady Tigers tied the game with a solo run in the  bottom of the third inning and took the lead for good with two runs in the bottom of the fourth on Breanna Denny's two-run double.

  • FUEL-N-FITNESS: More than just the location changed at Fuel-N-Fitness

    Fuel-N-Fitness is the new incarnation of the former  Elite Performance, and in addition to its new name, it has a new look in a new building.

    The 24-hour fitness facility is now moved down from its old location, into what was once the Kroger complex that also houses the Party Zone, a successful play zone with inflatables.

    “We just decided to move it over here when we bought it,” said Jane Long, who owns the Walden Ridge Shopping Center where everything is housed.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Caramella offers private dining at Kingstons’ waterfront

    My wife Carol normally plays bridge every Tuesday afternoons with some different area ladies bridge groups.

    Early this month, when Carol hosted a group, the ladies at her table discovered two of them, Sue Nunley and Luci Bell, had birthdays the same week in April.  We won’t tell their ages.

    “We need to celebrate with a birthday dinner for them,” Carol said.

    “How about going to Caramella Riverside Bistro & Catering at the city park in Kingston,” Anne Horner chimed in. 

  • Oliver Springs loses 8-5 to Wartburg in district finale

    After dropping the first game of the District 4A home-and-home series to the Wartburg Bulldogs Monday, the Oliver Springs Bobcats  hosted the 'Dawgs on Hightower Field at Arrowhead Park, but Tony Kegley's team lost 8-5 in the final district contest for the 'Cats.

    Jeremiah Johnson was the Bobcat starter, as he and the Bobcats defense sat down Wartburg in the top of the first inning without a run scoring.

  • Lady Bobcats sweep Lady Bulldogs in softball action

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats swept the Wartburg Lady Bulldogs 10-3 Tuesday night in Oliver Springs to take the District 4A series to improve to 8-1 in the league 8-4-1 overall, after winning 14-3 at Wartburg Monday evening.

    No other details available.

    Oliver Springs 14, Wartburg 3: It was another solid performance from the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats Monday night, as they defeated Wartburg 14-3.